CAF U-23 Championship: Black Meteors beat Congo 3-2 with goals from Ernest Nuamah, Emmanuel Yeboah


Super substitute Emmanuel Yeboah scored twice and provided an assist for Ghana’s Black Meteors in their opening game of the 2023 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco on Sunday afternoon.

Yeboah set up Denmark Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland attacker Ernest Nuamah five minutes from the break after he took over from captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh in the 46th minute mark.

He later grabbed brace to help Ghana’s Olympic team get off to a good start with a hard earned 3-2 win against a tough Congo Brazzaville team.

The game was full of fireworks in the early exchanges with Ghana being the better side for the first 15 minutes of the match with total control in possession.

Congo took over with brilliant display and pushed Ghana to do more of defending which left captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh isolated at the top without any service to feed on.

Ghana’s goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad was tested on three separate occasions by in the first 45 minutes as they ended the first half as the better team.

Before taking to the field in the second half of the match, Ghana’s gaffer Ibrahim Tanko made substitutions with Emmanuel Yeboah providing an assist for the opening game which was scored by Ernest Nuamah.

Yeboah got his name on the score sheet fourteen minutes to the end of the match with a fine goal from inside the box and underneath of the goalkeeper.

Ghana were awarded a spot kick minutes later but Arko Mensah missed twice from the spot after a retake before Yeboah scored the second retake to make it 3-0 after Mensah has missed twice.

Congo Brazzaville scored two late goals to scare Ghana but Meteors held on to win 3-2 ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Morocco.

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